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Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Ritchie Robertson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a study of a genre of poetry that flourished in English, French, and German literature from the early eighteenth to the mid‐nineteenth century. Although some of the texts discussed are ... More


Baptized Beasts and Other Travesties: Affronts to Rites of Passage

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter brings together a number of incidents in which cats and dogs, and calves and horses were profanely taken into church and mockingly administered the sacrament of baptism. Some of these ... More


Elements of Mock Epic

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the relation of mock epic to earlier genres. It discusses Italian romance epic, especially Ariosto's Orlando furioso, showing how it represents sexual relations with more ... More


Heroes in their Underclothes: Blumauer's Travesty of the Aeneid

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Aloys Blumauer's Vergils Aeneis travestirt (1783) was in its day a famous and much‐read work, admired by Goethe, Schiller, and Hegel. It is a travesty of the Aeneid for anticlerical purposes. Besides ... More


Introduction

Kevin Rulo

in Satiric Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979893
eISBN:
9781800852389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979893.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction considers satire’s role of mediation between modernism and an ever-shifting modernity. This satiric mediation can be characterized as “antimodern” according to Antoine Compagnon’s ... More


Conclusion

Sheldon Brammall

in The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the same time as the militaristic translations considered in Chapter 5 were being composed, a new age of Virgil translation was emerging in the works of George Sandys, Sidney Godolphin and John ... More


Travesty in Woolf and Proust

John Coyle

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter places Virginia Woolf in conversation with Marcel Proust by reading passages from À la recherche du temps perdu alongside Jacob's Room and Orlando, as well as Woolf's letters and diary ... More


Conclusion: Transnational Televisual Aesthetics and Global Discourses of Race

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explains how the discussions in African American television constitute highly institutionalized exchanges. The book argues that while these are not the most interesting or ... More


The Passion of Dido: Aeneid 4 in English Translation to 1700

Gordon Braden

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter’s discussion of translations of Book 4 of the Aeneid spans sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English renditions of Virgil, when England and the English language were becoming prominent ... More


Grand Finale

Joellen A. Meglin

in Ruth Page: The Woman in the Work

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190205164
eISBN:
9780190205195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190205164.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

Before Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, before Mark Morris, Page created her unorthodox Alice in the Garden (1970) at Jacob’s Pillow, casting the Queen of Hearts and the Caterpillar in male ... More


Inventing the Novel: The Bakhtinian Model

R. Bracht Branham

in Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a brief account of how Bakhtin conceived of the ancient novel in the 1930s, asking whether his work provides a proper theoretical underpinning for any historical approach to the ... More


Subversion and Mockery

Zara Martirosova Torlone

in Vergil in Russia: National Identity and Classical Reception

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199689484
eISBN:
9780191782787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689484.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses various examples of literature that originated in opposition to the courtly attempts to glorify the House of the Romanovs through Vergilian reception. Iakov Kniazhnin’s play ... More


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